An annual with red flower clusters from the Mediterranean and members of the Eurasian genus Patrinia, perennials with yellow or white flowers.
Fedia cornucopiae is a ANNUAL growing to 0.2 m (0ft 8in). It is not frost tender. It is in flower in July, and the seeds ripen from August to September.
The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.The flowering period is between July and September. The loose, lateral or terminal and pseudo-eared inflorescences contain two to five flowers.
This plant is useful.
This plant might be poisonous
How to get rid of:
Spraying with herbicide is often the most efficient method of
removing herbaceous weeds but must be done with care and in
the right conditions. Spraying must be done in the correct season
when the plant is actively growing and should be avoided in windy
conditions. This will also use less herbicide. When spraying, care
needs to be taken to minimise off-target damage.
Training in the safe use of chemicals should be undertaken prior
to using herbicide. Appropriate safety equipment should always
be used to minimise harm to the operator.